August 13, 2023
Czech circus Cirk la Putyka debuts an existential "Runners" at PS21 in upstate New York.
July 30, 2023
Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theatre presents a royal ancestral ritual, "One Dance," as part of Korean Arts Week at Lincoln Center’s "Summer for the City."
August 13, 2023
Looking for Juan
Ballet Hispánico presents a stirring visualization of painter Juan de Pareja’s life in “Buscando a Juan” in conversation with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
July 16, 2023
At Kaatsbaan, Emily Coates and Emmanuèle Phuon's “We” uses narrative skills from disparate classical forms to tell stories about ritual, nature, cultural identity, history, and science.
July 2, 2023
Space for Transformation
Creating a space for transformation, Japan Society presents a new dance-opera developed by the Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya.
June 18, 2023
Castles in the Sky
Gallim Dance returned to the Joyce Theater with a generous program titled “Bodies of Matter” that celebrated the company’s fifteen years.
May 28, 2023
Leaps and Bounds
Gibney Company goes forward in leaps and bounds with a spring season at the Joyce.
Gnawa - Morocco
Buddhist Door Global
August 25, 2023
A group of Western practitioners make a pilgrimage to a remote region of Bhutan to manifest and sustain an ancient and sacred Buddhist dance.
June 14, 2023
The Buddhist nuns of Nagi Gompa in Nepal perform a sacred dance to cut through dualistic thinking.
February 28, 2023
An exploration of tantric song and dance practices at Druk Amitabha Mountain Nunnery on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
August 31, 2022
A tantric traditon from Nepal that brings dance and meditation together
March 8, 2023
Nuns Dance to a Song of Interconnection
A visit to Tek Chok Ling Nunnery in Nepal sheds light on the nuns’ unique practice of dancing to Milarepa’s “A Song of Meaningful Connection.”
October 25, 2021
Female monastics claim their legacy of sacred Buddhist dance — empowering themselves and enriching their communities.
June 14, 2021
The Bhutanese Dance Legacy of Pema Lingpa —Still Thriving after 500 Years
On the 500th anniversary of the Great Treasure Revealer's passing, Bhutan hosts a year-long celebration, complete with the sacred dances he taught.
April 27, 2021
The Kung Fu Nuns Dance a Powerful Ritual
The fearless Drukpa nuns are breaking glass ceilings again—this time with ritual performance.
November 11, 2020
Teaching Happiness—Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom Review
Bhutanese film Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom offers a Buddhist lesson in true fulfillment.
June 11, 2020
Dancing Tara through COVID-19
A practitioner finds empowerment and community through performing the sacred dance of the Buddhist deity, Tara, using Zoom.
November 02, 2018
The Moving Mandala: Inside Bhutan's Sacred Dance Festivals
The story behind the Tantric master who brought sacred dances to the Himalayan region and the singular dance displaying his remarkable manifestations and activities.
January 15, 2023
Vertigo Dance Company’s time to heal & time to dance
Vertigo Dance Company from Israel brings new work "Pardes" to New York's Baryshnikov Arts Center.
May 12, 2022
During her year-long tenure as artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, classical Odissi dancer Bijayini Satpathy challenged herself and museum visitors to respond to art and dance in new ways.
April 19, 2022
The Limón Company celebrates José Limón’s artistic legacy and brings his humanistic vision into the present moment and landscape.
April 15, 2022
Ashwini Ramaswamy, youngest family member of the Ragamala Dance Company, ventured out on her own creating a bold and refreshing experimental Bharatanatyam work Let the Crows Come.
January 25, 2022
Reggie Wilson / Fist and Heel Performance Group – POWER
Reggie Wison's "Power" is a work borne of reimagining what Black Shaker worship was like in all its amazing complexity.
January 19, 2021
Japan Society – 2022 Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia
Japan Society's contemporary dance festival showcases a new generation of engaging and skillful East Asian performing artists, who are generating refreshing work around new and old ideas.
December 17, 2021
Bijayini Satpathy Premieres Abhipsaa — A Seeking
An artist's journey into and out of solitude.
December 13, 2021
Maya Kulkarni & Kaustavi Sarkar — Woman with a Parrot
Migration of a dance from on-camera to live performance.
November 11, 2021
The Art of Fugue by ZviDance = Bach Cubed
A musical form ignites the pathway for the harmonious collaboration of many distinct voices.
October 31, 2021
Martha Graham Dance Company New York Season: On Human Nature
Opening night program of the Martha Graham Dance Company served up satisfying nourishment for the human soul.
October 25, 2021
Andrea Miller at the Martha Graham 2021-22 Studio Series
Report from a working rehearsal of Miller's new work, Scavengers, for the Graham Company's October season in one week.
September 30, 2021
Ragamala Dance Company Performs Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim
The Joyce Theater reopens its doors to initiate live performances with the Ragamala Dance Company.
Lion's Roar Magazine
October 02, 2020
The Kung Fu Nuns, Fighting for All Sentient Beings
A courageous group of Himalayan Buddhist sisters dance, cycle, and practice kung fu to champion gender equality and respect for the environment.
July 13, 2021
Empowering Women, Crushing Obstacles
The Kung Fu nuns of Nepal create change through ritual dance.
April 01, 2021
A Reason to Dance
The rich dance legacy performed at Trongsa in Bhutan offers a superb example of how the Bhutanese use dance to express their most fundamental ideas.
Tashi Delek Magazine
March 19, 2023
Naharin’s Enigmatic Hora
The Batsheva Dance Company returned to New York City after a four year hiatus to perform “Hora,” created by Ohad Naharin.
March 5, 2023
Dohee Lee Reimagines a Korean Ritual to Heal - Fjord Review
Dohee Lee invites the presence of her Korean ancestors for her world premiere of “Chilseong Saenamgut (Duringut): Ritual for Sickness.”
February 19, 2023
The Slowest Wave
A groundbreaking collaboration is afoot involving New York City butoh dance company Vangeline Theater, “The Slowest Wave.”
January 29, 2023
The Perpetual Motion of Longing
Sharon Eyal’s “Soul Chain” was created for and performed by tanzmainz, the contemporary dance company of the Staatstheater Mainz in Germany.
October 2, 2022
An inspired program in celebration of Philip Glass's 85th birthday at Kaatsbaan featured five superb choreographers' responses to Philip Glass's etudes for piano played live by the finest interpreters.
August 21, 2022
Mythili Prakash and her collaborators — a second generation of diasporic Indian creatives who are daring to retell their cultural myths.
August 7, 2022
The Vertigo Dance Company from Israel inscribes pure poetry written onto the earth.
June 25, 2022
Interview with recipient of the 2022 Jacob's Pillow Award — renowned Belgian-Moroccan choreographer, dancer, and director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
April 25, 2022
Shamel Pitts and his international, multidisciplinary arts collective Tribe present long-delayed New York premiere of Black Hole: Trilogy and Trathlon offering a journey to find healing and home.
I'm a New York City-based dance writer and frequent contributor to Natural History Magazine and Ballet Review, covering contemporary and traditional dance at home and abroad.
My passion is to learn how people everywhere express themselves through movement and transmit that information. Wherever I travel, I engage with local performing artists and ritual practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of their dances and traditions --a window into how they understand the world.
I joined my first dance circle as a child accompanying
my mother to her weekly
international folk dance sessions at the local community center. Smitten by the physical movement and the exotic music, I sought out formal dance training, and earned a BFA in dance at North Carolina School of the Arts.
After moving to New York and working with several modern dance companies, I developed a creative movement curriculum for young children which I implemented in several New York City Schools.
Much later, I discovered that if I wrote about the dance I observed, I could enjoy the experience again and again.
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